Tiger Woods Announces Return

Tiger Woods will return to action at next week’s Bridgestone Invitational, an event the former world no.1 has won seven times in the past.

Woods, who had been recovering from knee and Achilles tendon injuries, announced his return via Twitter and his official website on Thursday. “Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week. Excited to get back out there!” he said in Tweet. Woods has been one of the most dominant players at the Bridgestone Invitational, although he finished 78th last year, his worst performance in the tournament where he has placed at least fourth in 11 appearances.

Woods, who has not won any tournament since 2009, has not played in a tournament since he withdrew in the first round of the Players Championship in May. He eventually missed the U.S. Open and British Open in June and earlier this month, respectively. Woods will also be making his comeback with a new caddy after he fired Steve Williams last month. Williams had been Woods’s caddy for 12 years.